Expansion PEX Pipe provides superior durability, corrosion resistance and flexibility for the most demanding environments. Expansion PEX is available in red, white and blue for the simple identification of cold water, hot water and main water lines. The Expansion PEX system is a comprehensive cold expansion piping system comprised of brass fittings, poly alloy fittings, manifolds, valves, fasteners, tools and tubing designed for implementation in water delivery systems, simple or complex.
Expansion PEX pipe is compatible with both expansion and crimp, clamp or sleeve methods of joining
Meets or exceeds the following standards: ASTM F876, F877, F1807, F1960, F2023, F2080
Useful for plumbing project in commercial and residential applications
PEX tubing markings are unique feature that imprints common standards and ratings making it easy to understand tubing properties
Kink-resistance - PEX-A has the greatest resistance, PEX-B the lowest, you should never install kinked pipe
Flexibility - PEX-A is the most flexible, allowing for it to be fastened by cold expansion, which allows the end to be fluted prior to inserting the fitting
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I got this to help our scout camp. We have been running water lines all over camp. The PEX lines are the best in my opinion. This pipe is very easy to work with. The key is also to ensure pipes don't fail when the weather changes. This pipe holds up really well. I have liked PEX for its durability and solid build. The pipes hold up really well in various situations.
Being PEX A this can be crimped, expanded or use compression fittings. For DIY homeowner use I found the expanding tool a bit more than I wanted to invest in but I later found out I could have rented one also. Plus the expansion method seems as if it would take more practice.
So for the most part I found the Crimping method the most diy'er friendly , the tool was
available for under $40, and the barb connectors are by far the least expensive but even the compression fittings were less expensive than its copper counter parts.
Pex A is suppose to be the most flexible tubing making it easier to get into tight spots and work in older homes with minimal access. But the 1" requires larger sweeps than the 1/2" and it does not have coil memory to bends so make sure you have some hangers handy.
I wish I got around to changing out to PEX earlier , the tubing was way cheaper than copper pipe , easier to run and easier to make connections plus it doesn't freeze and nobody wants to steal it !!!!
I found it convenient that the tubing was marked every foot for ease of running lengths. But it was delivered all unraveled and a mess , maybe no fault of the vendor but they should package it better in zip ties or another means of binding. Maybe even in a box because unraveling and pulling runs off the long roll was messy.
I am reviewing the Plumber’s choice 1 in. X 500 ft. blue polyethylene tubing PEX A non-barrier pipe and tubing for potable water.
First of all, this is for Potable water - that means it is used for drinkable, cooking and bathing water.
1 inch Potable water PEX-A has several uses. Having 500 feet allows us to run a long water line without connectors to add length, this is a big money saver and will reduce the risk leaks at the connection points. This tubing comes coiled but is easily straightened or bent as needed. This will not bend for a perfect 90 degree angle but in just about 12 inches you can easily bend into a 90 degree angle, 180 degree angle, 270 or continue the coil for a full 360 degree angle.
This pipe can be used for residential or commercial applications. This being a 1 inch pipe it is typically used in residential settings to bring water to a house or cabin. Inside the house I usually see smaller pipes of 3/4 or 1/2 inches.
This can be used for unground application, meaning that it can be used as the line leading to the houses main water.
In commercial applications, this 1 inch size is used throughout the building more than in residential.
The blue color is used to show that the water is cold water, I really like this because it makes it that much more easy to tell between cold and hot water. Note: hot water is usually red PEX.
This is PEX-A is more flexible than PEX-B. PEX-A is compatible with both expansion and crimp, clamp or sleeve methods of joining.
The maximum working pressure is 160 PSI, for residential use the normal range is between 50 - 80 PSI, this PEX-A is perfect for this use.
The maximum working temperature is 200 degrees, well above any uses in residential for moving potable water.
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